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Posted on Jun 28, 2013

Wild Life by Jamie K. Reaser | Now Available!

Wild Life by Jamie K. Reaser | Now Available!

Wild Life: New and Selected Poems by Jamie K. Reaser is now available! This edi­tion fea­tures a fore­word by Edward E. Clark Jr.,  President of the Wildlife Center of Virginia. For each copy sold, Hiraeth Press will be donating $2.00 to sup­port the WCV’s envi­ron­mental edu­ca­tion and wildlife med­i­cine pro­grams! Visit our bookstore today to bring home a powerful book and help a worth cause at the same time! Go to our bookstore»

About the Book: Wild Life is both a cel­e­bra­tion of wildlife and an explo­ration of the human animal. Ultimately, it is a tes­ta­ment to what becomes pos­sible when we see our­selves as a part of, rather than apart from, the nat­ural world. What can an owl, a salmon, or a bear teach us about becoming a better person? What if we re-​​claimed our animalness? What if we sur­ren­dered to the wild life? “What if..?” asks the poet.

Advance Praise

“Each morning, I treat myself to a poem by Jamie K. Reaser. Thoughtful, evoca­tive, and welling up from a deeply sacred place, her words are my morning med­i­ta­tion, my morning prayer. AlthoughWild Life is bun­dled as a book of poetry, I know it to be what it truly is: Spiritual prac­tice. Thank you, Jamie, for such a gift.”

—Susan Chernak McElroy, author Animals as Teachers and Healers, Why Buffalo Dance

“‘Hold your beliefs loosely, and always test them in the Light’ says Jamie K. Reaser in her lyrical book that serves as a Natura Scriptorum — the sacred gifts of nature trans­lated into poetry. The light that she offers us is at the inter­sec­tion of the nat­ural world and our inner hunger for meaning. Keep this book of wisdom on your break­fast table and begin your day with Reaser’s ele­gant orac­ular lines.”

—Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. Guardian of Future Generations.

“I am taken back by the bril­liance of Jamie K. Reaser’s poetry. She draws you into the wilds of the land and her heart and deep wisdom steps out to take you home every time. Her love of the nat­ural world and weav­ings of spir­i­tual truth are akin to Mary Oliver. Thank you, Jamie, for the superla­tive gift of your poetry.”

—Mare Cromwell, award-​​winning author of Messages from Mother…. Earth Mother